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Equality California Commends President Obama’s Statement Calling for an end to Conversion Therapy

Equality California, California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released the following statement from Rick Zbur, executive director for Equality California, on President Obama’s call for an end to conversion therapy. “Equality California applauds and commends President Obama for his statement calling for an end to ‘conversion therapy,’ the damaging psychological(…)

Equality California Announces 2015 Legislative Package that Advances Expanded Mission

Equality California is pleased to announce the first eight items in its 2015 legislative package which would improve and advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians and their families. Equality California will announce additional legislation in the coming weeks. In September of 2014, Equality California adopted a new mission statement which is to(…)

Same-Sex Couples Make Their Cases To The Justices

The first formal step in the marriage cases before the Supreme Court is happening Friday, as the same-sex couples in four midwest states ask the justices to strike down bans that prevent them from marrying or having their marriages granted elsewhere recognized in the states. When the court announced in January that it would be(…)

America’s First Privately-Owned LGBTQ Center Opens In West Hollywood

The owner of three of West Hollywood’s most fashionable men’s retail shops announced this week he will close one in order to convert it into America’s first privately owned LGBTQ Center. On Thursday, February 26, the LA Jock Sport retail shop at 7990 Santa Monica Blvd will become “Home”, a privately-funded help center serving the(…)

Equality California Endorses Three LGBT Champions for West Hollywood City Council

Equality California today announced endorsements of Hon. John D’Amico, Hon. John Heilman and Joe Guardarrama for three at-large seats on the West Hollywood City Council. EQCA endorses LGBT candidates in local races who have exhibited exceptional leadership and ongoing commitment to LGBT equality and social justice. Currently serving as Mayor, John D’Amico has served on(…)

HRC and Equality Federation Highlight California’s LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in Inaugural National Report

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its first national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America, including in California. The inaugural State Equality Index reveals that, even with progress on marriage equality, there(…)

How to Recycle Unusual Stuff in Sonoma County

  January as the month to lighten up and unload, whether it is to lose pounds, a bad habit or stuff cluttering up your home or garage. Most people now have curbside recycling, but it has its limits. There are a lot of other places to offload stuff either for recycling, upcycling or for use(…)

Tipping Points: 17 Amazing Events That Got Us Closer To Equality

  Victories aren’t won overnight, and the road to acceptance for LGBTQ people in America has been impeded by hate, violence, brutality and ignorance over the decades. It’s been bumpy to say the least. We owe it to those who fought for justice in our name to learn about their struggle, their pain and their(…)